Tree Dedication in memory of Dr. John Black set for February 13
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East Georgia State College (EGSC) is hosting an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration on Tuesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. in memory of EGSC past president, Dr. John Black. The event will be held on the EGSC Swainsboro campus behind the Luck F. Gambrell Building.
Dr. John Black served as the fourth president of East Georgia College for seven years. Under Dr. Black’s leadership, East Georgia College experienced monumental growth, including student enrollment, the addition of athletics, expanded facilities on the main campus in Swainsboro, a permanent facility in Statesboro, and its first on-campus apartment facility. Additionally, East Georgia College was approved by the Board of Regents to become a state college.
Prior to his position as president, Dr. Black served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at both East Georgia College and Dalton State College, and as Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University System of Georgia before assuming the position as president of East Georgia College in August 2004.